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    i've tried it on 3 different galaxy 3s and it doesn't seem to work. i tried it on a random strangers 920 and it worked fine.

    is tap to send company specific? are we only able to tap each other? i want to tap other phones too.
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    what are you trying to send? Tap to Send is limited when going cross device.
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    i tried music and photos. the thing is, when i tap the s3, it response to the tap but the item cant be located and it show up as broken codes like "!@#$%^&" (just an example).

    the random stranger i tapped; i tapped him a pic of me and it worked.
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    i think gs3 uses the android beam and 920 uses nfc. they are like the same thing but may have diff technology that doesnt make them quite compatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JConn_Lefty View Post
    i've tried it on 3 different galaxy 3s and it doesn't seem to work. i tried it on a random strangers 920 and it worked fine.

    is tap to send company specific? are we only able to tap each other? i want to tap other phones too.
    I tried tapping and sending a photo to a galaxy S3 several times and all the S3 got was a few lines of garbled text.
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    same here.
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    yea, i had a feeling. it would be awesome if it worked across all platforms.
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    Could be android specific, someone tested a Samsung Windows 8 tablet and a 920 and it worked but an s3 failed. I'll post the link in a bit.

    Here's the link, . Possibly android devices need to be paired beforehand but from this and with my test sending a music file to an Asus Vivo tab I think its not an issue on the 920's side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theefman View Post
    Could be android specific, someone tested a Samsung Windows 8 tablet and a 920 and it worked but an s3 failed. I'll post the link in a bit.
    makes sense. i'm walking around my office asking everybody, "are you tap able?" lol...
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    Only thing you can send across platforms ( Windows and Android) is Websites i'm pretty sure

    Videos and Music only work on same platform
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    That would be because Tap to Send uses bluetooth to send binary data.

    NFC is really quite slow (424 Kilobit/second, so 53 kilobytes/second) so in order to transfer pictures or songs, NFC negotiates a bluetooth connection that the data is then sent through. URLs and simple text are small enough to be sent over NFC directly and is thus cross platform. The NFC bluetooth negotiation is WP8 only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Mackey View Post
    That would be because Tap to Send uses bluetooth to send binary data.

    NFC is really quite slow (424 Kilobit/second, so 53 kilobytes/second) so in order to transfer pictures or songs, NFC negotiates a bluetooth connection that the data is then sent through. URLs and simple text are small enough to be sent over NFC directly and is thus cross platform. The NFC bluetooth negotiation is WP8 only.
    nice... learned something new today. thanks.

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